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Residents over the age of 55 have the chance to get involved in local democracy with Luton’s Senior People’s Forum. Spaces are available on the Forum, which is the council’s advisory group on older people’s issues. The group meets every two months at the Town Hall.

At the meetings they advise councillors and council officers on the impact that certain ideas, proposals and policies could have on the town’s older population.

Janett Scott, chair of Luton Senior People’s Forum, said: “We work closely with the Council to debate issues around services that might affect us. We know they take our opinions very seriously and consider our views before making big decisions.

“It’s also a great forum for us to raise issues we have with social care, transport, leisure and any other services which affect older people.

“We are not a political lobbying group, nor are we demonstrators, we consider ourselves a ‘critical friend to Luton Borough Council’.

“The forum is free and informative, so why not join us and help improve services for older people in Luton?”

Councillor Mahmood Hussain, Portfolio Holder for adult social care, said: “The Older People’s Forum is a strong and important voice for older people in the town.

“We always turn to this group when consulting on important proposals which impact older residents. We are always looking for more members from a diverse range of backgrounds.”

For more information, call 01582 547646.